As contract negotiations deadlock, Mt. Hood CC faculty members raise possibility of a strike
April 2, 2011
Mt. Hood Community College and its Faculty Association remain deadlocked in contract negotiations after a mediation session March 29 failed to produce agreement.
In a press release, the association, which represents full-time teachers, raised the possibility of a strike if the college imposes a contract.
“The faculty bargaining team is currently anticipating a forced final offer from the (Mt. Hood Community College) Board … In response to this threat, the faculty can and will escalate in an attempt to settle the contract, up to and including a possible strike.”
Both sides have been unable to resolve disputes over proposed cost-of-living adjustments, payment for teaching extra and/or summer classes, the size of employee contributions to health plans, early retirement incentives, retiree health plans and such non-economic issues as faculty input regarding hiring.